Board and Staff Responsibilities

To help convey who does what regarding board and staff, the following activities are suggested to be done by board, staff or jointly. Ultimately, the responsibility for the various activities depends very much on the life-cycle of the organization -- young organizations often have working Boards that are involved in day-to-day activities, while older organizations have Boards that attend exclusively to top-level policies and plans. This document should be reviewed by board members to finalize who they would like to do what among board and staff members.

The original author of this document is unknown.

Related Library Topics

Activity

Respon-
sibility

PLANNING:
Direct the process of planning Board
Provide input to long range goals Joint
Approve long range goals Board
Formulate annual objectives Staff
Approve annual objectives Board
Prepare performance reports on achievement of goals and objectives Staff
Monitor achievement of goals and objectives Joint

PROGRAMMING:

Assess stakeholder (customers, community) needs Staff
Train volunteer leaders (nonprofits only) Staff
Oversee evaluation of products, services and programs Board
Maintain program records; prepare program reports Staff
Prepare preliminary budget Staff
Finalize and approve budget Board
See that expenditures are within budget during the year Staff
Solicit contributions in fundraising campaigns (nonprofits) Board
Organize fundraising campaigns (nonprofits) Staff
Approve expenditures outside authorized budget Board
Insure annual audit of organization accounts Board

PERSONNEL:

Employ Chief Executive Board
Direct work of the staff Staff
Hire and discharge staff member Staff
Decision to add staff (nonprofit) Board
Settle discord among staff Staff

COMMUNITY RELATIONS:

Interpret organization to community Board
Write news stories Staff
Provide organization linkage with other organizations Joint

BOARD COMMITTEES:

Appoint committee members Board
Call Committee Chair to urge him/her into action Board
Promote attendance at Board/Committee meetings Joint
Recruit new Board members Board
Plan agenda for Board meetings Joint
Take minutes at Board meetings Joint
Plan and propose committee organization Joint
Prepare exhibits, material and proposals for Board and Committees Staff
Sign legal documents Board
Follow-up to insure implementation of Board and Committee decisions Staff
Settle clash between Committees Board

Return to Overview of Board Roles and Responsibilities


Submit a link


For the Category of Boards of Directors:

To round out your knowledge of this Library topic, you may want to review some related topics, available from the link below. Each of the related topics includes free, online resources.

Also, scan the Recommended Books listed below. They have been selected for their relevance and highly practical nature.

Related Library Topics

Recommended Books


Find a Topic
* Free Trainings
Learn Consulting
Learn Strategic Planning

 

 


Free Management Library, © Copyright Authenticity Consulting, LLC ® ; All rights reserved
Website developed by NilesRiver.com         Graphics by Wylde Hare Creative
Provided by

Authenticity Consulting, LLC
Contact Info Legal Privacy